Review: Wentworth, season 8

Wentworth (in some locales Wentworth Prison), season 8, is available on Netflix US now. In this season, a rash of new characters entered the prison to create trouble and chaos. Seasons 8 and 9, already set, are supposed to be the final seasons for this long running Australian women’s prison series.

The situation in Wentworth Prison at the start of the season is unsettled. There was ‘the siege’ at the end of season 7. The writing technique that pits women against women, thrives on rumors and false information, and keeps everyone stirred up remains the same, no matter the season. There’s always someone believing bad advice from someone with an ulterior motive.

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Review: Wentworth, season 7

Wentworth season 7 went heavy on the revenge themes. Prisoners went through all sorts of schemes and problems in search of revenge. All it got them was a lot of trouble. This review is almost spoiler free.

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Review: Wentworth, season 6

Wentworth, season 6, raises the danger level for prisoners and officers as new threats and old sins come to a violent head. Continue reading “Review: Wentworth, season 6”

Review: Wentworth Season 5

Wentworth season 5 or Wentworth Prison, as it is also called, came roaring back after Bea Smith’s (Danielle Cormack) murder with a season that was tighter, tenser, and hold-your-breath dangerous. I thought Wentworth would never recover its bite without Bea. I was wrong. Continue reading “Review: Wentworth Season 5”

Wentworth Season 4: A Second Look

Because of the way season 4 of Wentworth ended, my original review of the season was strictly about Bea’s Journey. I’ve rewatched the entire season with a bit of emotional distance between the way the season ended and my response to the season as a whole. I realize the rest of the story and the cast deserve praise – it wasn’t only Bea (Danielle Cormack) doing great work. Will you let me set things to rights? Continue reading “Wentworth Season 4: A Second Look”

Wentworth Season 4: Bea’s Journey

The Australian TV series Wentworth season 4 is now available on Netflix US. I recommend binging it as soon as possible! I want to review the season, but not in the usual way that covers everything. I intend to look at the entire season as Bea’s journey. Beware: spoilers ahead! Continue reading “Wentworth Season 4: Bea’s Journey”